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Project Manager II in Jonesboro, AR at Irby

Date Posted: 1/26/2018

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Job Description

Irby is one of the ten largest electrical distribution companies in the United States, with nearly $1 Billion in annual sales and over 900 employees across more than 60 branches in 25 states.  Irby has experienced incredible growth over the past 5 years.  This presents many outstanding career & development opportunities throughout the country in various locations, including cites such as:  Jackson, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Orlando, Syracuse, Nashville, Denver, Minneapolis and Oklahoma City.  Irby was a pioneer in the early days of the electrical business, founded in 1926, and continues to be an industry leader in philanthropic involvement and community activity.

Irby is also part of the Sonepar family of operating companies, consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar USA is a market leader in the B-to-B distribution of electrical, industrial & safety products and related solutions.  Sonepar USA is made up of over 16 of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors, with coverage in all 50 states.  Entering the US in 1998, Sonepar USA has continued to grow over the years due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth.  Sonepar USA is a member of the Sonepar Group, an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products and related solutions.  For more information, visit SoneparUSA.com.

The Project Manager is responsible for defining project scope and objectives, coordinating activities of a project team, and identifying resources. Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports. Responsible for project tracking and analysis. Ensures the installation adherences to quality standards and reviews project deliverables. This position will be located in Jonesboro, AR.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Practices good interpersonal relations, using tact, courtesy, a positive attitude toward customers and co-workers, pleasant telephone and email etiquette, and a general attitude as a representative of goodwill on behalf of the company at work or during company travel.
  • Lead a project team within a project deployment area including team members, vendors, and contractors.
  • Manage delivery schedules, and human resources to ensure on time completion.
  • Lead internal meetings with other managers and team members to review the status of the program and implement changes as necessary to ensure timely completion.
  • Attend customer meetings to provide customer with comprehensive status reports and resolve any conflicts or issues that arise.
  • Ensure that all work is maintained in a tracking system with complete accuracy.
  • Ensuring all workmanship meets standards
  • Responsible for the completion of all required forms: Timesheets, client sign-offs, Change Orders, Project Summaries and Final Checklists.
Required Skills

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Experience managing Outside Plant projects.
  • Advanced experience with MS Office, Project, Visio, and Google Earth.
  • Be able to Understand Contractor Work Processes
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills.
  • Extremely organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to be flexible, take direction with ease, including changes to schedule and workflow priorities.
  • Critical thinking skills; make assessments and provide solutions to problems.
Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Science, Technology, or Engineering; OR An Associate’s Degree / Certificate in Project Management with 3+ Years Project Management Experience
  • GIS/Mapping, AutoCAD experience a plus
  • Electric Utility Experience a plus
  • PMP certification preferred.




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